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-hour -- >> in his state of the union address, u.s. president barack obama proposes fresh negotiations on a transatlantic free trade agreement. >> pope benedict celebrates his last public mass as pontiff inside st. peter's basilica in rome. >> and the movie "night train to lisbon" has its world premiere at the berlin film festival. president barack obama says the american economy has made important progress, but there is still a long way to go. he delivered the annual state of the union address in washington last night and urged americans to help jump-start the country's sluggish -- sluggish economy. >> pushing hard for a special economy would significant job growth. that looks like the message obama plans to hammer home time and time again during his time in office. >> presidents also touched on foreign policy, praising u.s. soldiers stationed in afghanistan and promising them a speedy return home. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> it is a washington ritual, long applause, handshakes, and hugs on both sides of the aisle. in his speech, obama focused clearly on domes
is and will continue to be one of the most important religious thinkers of the age. >> u.s. president barack obama extended thanks and prayers to the pope. obama said he appreciated their work together over the last four years and hoped a successor will be chosen smoothly. the president said he has warm memories of meeting the pontiff in 2009. it drew attention because of the men's differing views on abortion rights. obama told the pope he would do everything he could to reduce the number of a borgsz in the united states. shin pom praised the pope on issues such as poverty, hunger, human rights and the peace. pom said he hoped the wisdom demonstrated by the pope will be a legacy on which to build further dialogue and tolerance. >>> u.s. government officials are taking sides in a dispute in a potentially dangerous situation at sea involving chinese and japanese forces. they're backing tokyo who alleged they lost their weapons radar on a self-defense destroyer. >> with regard to the incident, we were briefed by our japanese allies on the incident, and we've satisfied ourselves that it does appear to
. then there are political relations. chancellor merkel and president obama are said to be cordial with one another but not close. what there is, though, is in recognition of the need to work together. >> on both sides of the atlanta, there is a realization that we are not as strong as we thought we were. but the u.s. and europe have been weakened by the financial crisis, and that has led to the conclusion that we need to do more to grow stronger together. >> president obama has sought to allay fears among europeans that he couldn't let them in favor of asia. in his recent state of the union address, he promised to forge closer trade links. >> tonight, i'm announcing we will launch talks on a comprehensive trans-atlantic trade and investment partnership with the european union because trade that is fair and free across the atlantic supports millions of good-paying american jobs. >> the american president envisions a free-trade zone with common standards and conditions for businesses. that would, for instance, allow european firms to compete on equal footing with their american rivals for constructi
to tell you about. >> so stay with us. >> president barack obama taking his second oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands in the nation's capital. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear... >> ...that i will faithfully execute... >> ...that i will faithfully execute... >> ...the office of president of the united states.... >> ...the office of president of the united states... >> ...and will, to the best of my ability... >> ...and will, to the best of my ability... >> ...preserve, protect, and defend... >> ...preserve, protect, and defend... >> ...the constitution of the united states. >> ...the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> ...so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ cheers and applause ] >> supreme court chief justice john roberts swearing in the the constitution mandates the president take office on january 20th, which fell on a sunday this year. president obama becomes the second president to take the oath a total of four times, including twice during his first term. vice president joe biden also being sworn in for a second term, a
of challenges. president obama nominated his chief of staff to be his next treasury secretary. and now jack lew is outlining what he sees ahead for the economy. ai uchida joins us now from the business desk. ai, good morning. >> good morning, catherine. jack lew, he has to win over the democrats and the republicans before he can be treasury secretary. so he's asking lawmakers for bipartisan support on fiscal reform. he says this is needed to keep the u.s. economy on the path to recovery. lew spoke to senators on wednesday. he's seeking their approval for his appointment to obama's second-term cabinet. lew said he's resolved to reduce the nation's huge budget deficit. he asked both democrats and republicans to work together to avoid automatic spending cut march on defense and other programs. >> we must put our nation back on a path of fiscal sustainability. we cannot allow the series of harmful automatic spending cuts known as the sequester to go into effect. these cuts would impose self-inflicted wounds to the recovery and will put far too many jobs and businesses at risk. >> lew also responded
. stay tuned. >> welcome back. u.s. president barack obama will deliver the annual state of the union address in just a few hours in washington. he will set out his plans for a second term in office. >> north korea's nuclear plant is likely to top his plan of foreign policy issues, but domestically, he also has a host of policies to address from immigration to climate change to gun legislation. >> note issue will get as much attention as the economy. unemployment is still high and almost 8%, and while there have been some encouraging signs of recovery, many americans are still struggling to get by. >> the noise may be unpleasant, but people here are happy to have jobs. local carpet factories are employed in -- an important employer. delta calls itself the carpet capital of the world. over the years, immigrants have flocked to the city to work in such factories. today, about half the population is hispanic. intel was hit hard by the financial crisis. them in mid 2009, our business was hit with the recession just like everybody else, so we limped along for a couple of years, but now tha
. first lady michelle obama making an unprecedented appearance by video from the white house to announce the winner of best picture. >> and the oscar goes to -- argo! [applause] >> ben affleck of's political thriller took the top prize. he reacted with disbelief. >> when they give us the trophies, i was confident that we would win. >> europeans were also richly rewarded this year. christoph waltz 14 best supporting actor for his role in quentin tarantino's "django unchained." the best foreign language film also when to an austrian, "armour." the difficulties facing a couple after one has suffered a stroke. jennifer lawrence for best actress in "silver linings playbook and then he became the first man to win three oscars in a leading role for his portrayal of abraham lincoln. taiwanese director ang lee told the best director prize from "life of pi," about a young man stranded on a boat with a tiger. >> i'm very happy. i share this excitement with all of the taiwanese people, people everywhere. >> overall, "life of pi" one the most taking home four. >> before we go, a time for a recap of t
the venture validates president barack obama's decision to rely more on the private sector for space exploration in the future. >> and you really have to like space travel. over $1 billion. >> and you would have to really like your spouse. i wonder what the catch is. >> start saving money. thanks for joining us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--
>>> it's time now for "newsline." i'm keikikitigawa. shinzo abe and president barack obama are trying to build new life into an alliance. they held a meeting in washington, and they touched on everything from north korea to a wide free-range trade agreement. he and obama agreed on policies and the alliance's free direction. >> translator: i can confidently say the trusting bond in the u.s.-japan alliance are completely restored. >> obviously, japan is one of our closest allies, and the u.s.-japan alliance is the central foundation for our regional security and so much of what we do in the pacific region. >> the leaders say they'll take decisive action in response to north korea's missile launches and korean testing. they'll walk together on a new u.n. security resolution and tougher sanctions. abe also spoke about sanctions in the east china sea. japan controls tehe territory bt china and taiwan claim it. he said they would respond calmly to china's challenges and he noted that japan's alliances act as a stabilizing factor. obama issued a statement on the u.s.-led negotiati
2012. president obama has not announced any new initiatives to promote job growth in the united states, and i suspect he will not be announcing any new plans in the near term. if you look at his inaugural address, he seems to be more interested in other issues at this time rather than job creation. for example, he emphasized immigration reform, and he emphasized trying to develop new energy sectors of the economy. so i suspect he'll be focusing on these items rather than directly creating new jobs. >> now, the job market in the eurozone shows no sign of improving. europe union officials show the jobless rate in december was stuck at a record high. the officials say unemployment was 11.7% for the third month in a row. jobs are especiallycarce in countries whose leaders have taken austerity measures in return for bailouts from the eu and the imf. the highest unemployment rise was 26.1% in spain, followed by 16.5% in portugal, and 14.7 in ireland. eu officials announced greece's jobless rate for october. they said it was up .6 of a point on the month at 26.8%. officials appeared to have t
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